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World Health Day 2016 Theme, Top 20 Quotes and Sayings,

World Health Day 2016: The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the first World Health Assembly was held which decided to celebrate 7 April of each year as the World Health Day, with effect from 1950. Every year, the WHO Assembly meets in Geneva, Switzerland to choose a major global health concern and promote it through World Health Day in the hopes of increasing awareness and preventing more cases. The theme for 2016’s World Health Day is “Halt the rise: Beat Diabetes” and last year the theme was “Food safety”. Check out the best collection of Top 20 Quotes and Sayings regarding World Health Day 2016.

World Health Day 2016 Theme

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World Health Day 2016 Theme:

The theme of the World Health Day 2016 is Beat Diabetes.

The WHO is focusing this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April 2016, on diabetes. Diabetes is a rapidly increasing non-communicable disease in numbers in many countries, most dramatically in low- and middle-income countries. Engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications through diagnosis, self-management education, and affordable treatment.

The WHO estimates about 350 million people in the world have diabetes, with the disease the direct cause of some 1.5 million deaths. The goals of WHD 2016 are (1) scale up prevention, (2) strengthen care, and (3) enhance surveillance.

World Health Day Themes:

Here are the themes of previous World Health Days.

  • 2016: Halt the rise: beat diabetes
  • 2015: Food safety
  • 2014: Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat
  • 2013: Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure
  • 2012: Good health adds life to years
  • 2011: Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow
  • 2010: Urbanization and health: make cities healthier
  • 2009: Save lives, Make hospitals safe in emergencies
  • 2008: Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change
  • 2007: International health security
  • 2006: Working together for health


World Health Day 2016 Quotes and Sayings:

Let us mark this year’s World Health Day, by recollecting some of the best quotes and sayings about health, illness, wellness and well-being.

Joy and Temperance and Repose/ Slam the door on the doctor’s nose. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. – Johnny Carson.

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. – Jimmy Carter.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon – Doug Larson.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity – World Health Organization, 1948.

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. – Henri-Frederic Amiel.

If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself – Leon Eldred.

Joy and Temperance and Repose/ Slam the door on the doctor’s nose – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change  –  Anette Funicello.

The hospitals and graveyards are filled with those who refused to acknowledge the virtues of physical morality – Dr Ron Spallone.

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it – Epictetus.

Sometimes I get the feeling that aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches – Terri Guillemets.

Early to bed and early to rise makes man healthy, wealthy and wise – 18th Century proverb.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book – Irish Proverb.

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. – Tom Stoppard.

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.. – Henri – Frederic Amiel.

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ – John Steinbeck.

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway – Unknown Author.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon – Doug Larson.

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot – Dutch Proverb.

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